Category Archives: 07-25-2012

AM pier seeks gated pier parking lot

Mario Schoenfelder, who leases the Anna Maria City Pier and Restaurant from the city, has a solution for his parking shortage. Schoenfelder has proposed to install a gate and charge for parking in the north pier parking lot. He proposes that people who visit the pier restaurant or bait shop get the ticket validated and […]

Woman arrested for allowing underage drinking

A 48-year-old Palmetto woman was arrested July 15 in Holmes Beach for allegedly allowing a group of underage adults and juveniles to consume alcohol in her presence. Lisa Frizzell faces a misdemeanor charge for an alleged open house party. According to the probable cause affidavit, Frizzell was renting a unit in the 200 block of […]

Anna Maria man arrested for hiring unlicensed ‘cold callers’

Elias Isaac, 36, of 4103 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, was arrested July 12 for allegedly employing unlicensed telemarketers at Coastal Air Cooling and Heating, 5620 14th St. W., Bradenton. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and inspectors from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were conducting a compliance check of Isaac’s business when the […]

Aug. 14 primary election’s early voting begins Aug. 3

There are many reasons why someone may want to cast their vote early. Absentee voter ballots have been mailed, and early in-person voting for the Aug. 14 primary election begins Saturday, Aug. 4. Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins Oct. 27. According to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections website, early voting […]

The Top Notch photo contest winner for the third week is

The Top Notch photo contest winner for the third week is Glenn. Glenn captured this splash of light and water at Sarasota Bayfront Park and Marina Jack, where the dolphin are part of Dolphin Fountain, a bronze public art acquisition by artist Steve Dickey. Glenn wins an Islander “More than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt, and […]

Island police blotter – 07-25-2012

Anna Maria July 11, 100 Bay Blvd., information. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a juvenile spearfishing from the Anna Maria City Pier. The deputy contacted Florida and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which reported the juvenile was not committing a criminal offense. However, the deputy determined spearfishing from the […]

Sports – 07-25-2012

Player with island ties on USA Baseball radar Baseball fans: Remember John Kilichowski’s name. This 18-year-old has strong island ties as part of the Busciglio family pyramid and Island roots that go back to the early 1950s, when his great-grandparents purchased a home on Anna Maria Island. John’s parents, Debbie and Bill, met on the […]

Island real estate transactions – 07-25-2012

623 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,000 sfla / 4,390 sfur 3bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1978 on a 112×105 lot was sold 06/27/12, Tontz to Vanderploeg for $925,000; list $999,000. 243 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,508 sfla / 2,096 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1963 on a 129×110 lot was sold […]

Obituaries – 07-25-2012

Evangline Koch Evangline “Vange” Koch, 97, died July 17. She was born March 21, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Koch taught arts and crafts, sewing and millinery in the Chicago Park District for 23 years. She moved with her husband, Ralph Byron, in 1972 to Bradenton and enjoyed an active retirement for more than 40 […]